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State Medicaid Cuts Mean More Emergency Department Visits, Higher Costs for Safety-Net Hospital

May 2nd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

According to a study released April 17 in the American Journal of Public Health, dental-related Emergency Department (ED) visits increased up to 14 percent following Massachusetts Medicaid cuts. Findings are based on data from Boston Medical Center, an urban safety-net hospital in Boston’s South End. In this retrospective study of existing data, researchers looked at dental-related ED... More

Gerard Doherty, MD, Elected President of American Association of Endocrine Surgeons

April 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Gerard Doherty, MD, chair of the Department of Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and chief of Surgery at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and has been elected as President of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeon (AAES). He will serve as President through 2015. As president, Doherty will preside at council assemblies and the annual... More

Regenerative Medicine Generates Hope

April 23rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Egos in BU center take a backseat to sharing, progress, and promise   In the video above, CReM founders Darrell Kotton, Gustavo Mostoslavsky, and George Murphy discuss how they use iPS cells to study disease development, conduct drug screenings, and eventually to correct genetic mutations, with the goal of producing healthy tissues and organs for transplantation. Photo... More

Researchers Cite Experts’ Findings of NEIDL Safety

April 17th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Arguments counter city councilman’s attempt to ban Biosafety Level 4 research In a discussion whose outcome may determine if Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL) will conduct research involving pathogens such as the Ebola and Marburg viruses, speakers for and against research at BioSafety Level 4 (BSL-4) faced off last night at a lengthy... More

BU Community Performs Impromptu Concert for BMC Caregivers

April 15th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Approximately 40 students, staff and faculty from Boston University’s Charles River and Medical Campuses performed an impromptu lunchtime concert today for the caregivers at Boston Medical Center to commemorate the anniversary of Marathon tragedy. The event was personal; some of the musicians were friends with BU student Lu Lingzi, who died from injuries sustained from the... More

April 17 BUMC Earth Day Festival

April 10th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

All BU Medical Campus faculty, staff and students are encouraged to stop by Talbot Green for the fun, interactive BUMC Earth Day Festival. Bring hard-to-recycle items: batteries, Styrofoam, printer ink and toner cartidges, etc. Bring your bike for a tune-up and free lights Bring your old clothes and help us reach our 100 ton donation goal of clothing... More

Study Seeks to Understand Factors Associated with the Use of Harsh Discipline by Mothers Who Have Experienced Trauma

April 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

It is known that the use of harsh discipline, such as hitting or screaming at a child, is a risk factor for child abuse and is more common in families where the mothers themselves have a history of trauma. Now researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have found... More

Explore Diverse Careers in Science; Speed Networking Event April 22

April 8th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Science is a booming, vibrant industry in the city of Boston. Between the universities, research institutions and biotechnology companies that pepper the city blocks, it isn’t any wonder why Boston is sometimes referred to as the “Athens of America”. While a typical career path may pursue the direction of academic research, there are also many... More

BUSM Faculty Member Honored as 2014 Community Clinician of the Year by Suffolk District Medical Society

April 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Dr. Judith Linden cited for her efforts for survivors of sexual assault BU School of Medicine Vice Chair for Education and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine Judith A. Linden, MD, has been honored as the 2014 Community Clinician of the Year by the Suffolk District Medical Society, one of the district societies of the Massachusetts Medical... More

BUSM and BMC Investigating Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease

April 3rd, 2014 in Uncategorized.

Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative seeks individuals of Ashkenazi Jewish background for study to speed efforts toward a cure Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) along with Boston Medical Center (BMC) will study individuals with genetic mutations associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD) as one of 32 clinical sites of the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative (PPMI), More